PUBLISHED: 19:17 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:58 26 October 2018 Mike Brooke Thriving Petticoat Lane on a Sunday morning in the 1960s. Picture source: Lesley Love collection Lesley Love collection A grand reunion is being staged by former traders over the years from Petticoat Lane and the Whitechapel Waste markets. Dettol can be seen on sale at 1/- a bottle down Petticoat Lane… one shilling (5p). Picture source: Martion Kraft collectionThey meet up at the Brady arts centre on Sunday, the venue that once served as a youth club and East End community centre from the 1930s to the ’60s.Retired stallholder Frank Pittal has spent three years tracking down market people and anyone who went to ‘The Brady’ in the post-war years.“This may be our only reunion,” he told the East London Advertiser. “Many have long since moved away from the East End, but have now contacted us and are turning up for Sunday’s reunion.Two Petticoat Lane Sunday traders in 1940. Picture source: Carol Fisher collection“Sadly, many of the colourful characters of Petticoat Lane no longer with us.”He remembers figures like ‘Prince Monolulu’ selling horse-racing tips with his street cries of ‘I gotta horse’.Another was Sid Strong, featured on… Read full this story
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